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KICU
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
word that the white house and republicans have reached an agreement on the fiscal cliff, the deal includes a tax hike for u.s. households making for than $250,000 a year. joe biden is at the capitol to brief democrats and there's a possibility the senate could vote tonight. the major remaining issue is how to make budget cuts. >> taxes will go up and the united states will ring in the new year by going over the fiscal cliff. it would increase the state tax, bring back higher tax rates on owners. >> our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going u pstarting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal we can accomplish. >> reporter: they wanted taxes to go up on couples making $250,000. this deal is a concession as it increases on households. >> it has been clearly a g ood- faith negotiation. we all want to protect taxpayers and we can get it done now. >> reporter: a sticking point is a sequester. more than a trillion dollars in social programs, they say that the market needs structure and certainty, not haggling. it could take a hit if the deal falls a part. with higher taxes, california would spend less and tax r eceipts would drop. the loss of $11 billion in revenues in two years. the automatic spending cuts could affect thousands of jobs
KICU
Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
fiscal cliff. why some insiders think a deal will >>> president obama and senate leaders tomorrow head back to washington to try to reach a last minute deal, before historic tax increases go into effect next week. why some believe we will head over the fiscal cliff before washington takes action. >> reporter: the halls of power empty, although negotiators and the president are back at work. >> at the very least, let's agree right now on what we already agree on. >> reporter: an olive branch to the gop, and carrot to corporate giants. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loopholes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are a little concerned. >> reporter: gary is optimistic about a deal. >> i'd still rate it better than 50/50. >> reporter: what seems increasingly likely is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff, triggering higher taxes. that would allow hard line republicans to vote for lower taxes, a few days later. >> to make them look better? to app
KICU
Dec 23, 2012 11:30pm PST
optimism that the government will be able to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. >> the president was about 200 billion higher on revenues. boehner 200 billion higher on spending cuts. out of a trillion dollar budget that doesn't seem unsurmountable so i would hope they would keep talking. >> congress is expected to be back in session by thursday. without a deal tax hikes for all americans and deep spending cuts will be triggered on january 1st. >>> the head of the national rifle association today defended his group's refusal to consider any form of gun control. >> look a gun is a tool. the problem is the criminal. every police officer that walks the street knows if you want to control violent crime take violent criminals off the street. >> on friday the nra called for armed guards in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. church members held sunday service th
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
reconvene on the fiscal cliff after diving more than 150 points the dow bounced back to lose only 18 points. it was the fourth straight day of losses. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how -- the public is going to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each
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